Pronunciation: (nel'ē),[key] 1. a person who professes or exhibits excessive modesty, prudishness, or the like: too much of a nice nelly to have any fun. 2. nice-nellyism (def. 2). Also,nice' Nel'ly.
Pronunciation: (nīs'nel'ē),[key] —adj. 1. characterized by prudishness or excessive modesty: The entrance of his nice-nelly friend stopped the flow of risqué stories. 2. being a euphemism; euphemistic: nice-nelly expressions.Also,nice'-Nel'ly.